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Sleeping is vital for every human being, and every person sleeps around 7-9 hours every night, or, on average, 25 years in his lifetime.

Yet, what is also crucial is to always sleep in a  proper position in order to enjoy the benefits of sleep.

Sleeping positions have an impact on numerous aspects of health, like blood pressure, sinus infections, and various other health conditions. Therefore, it is important to learn how to rest in the right sleeping position, and not just to focus on the hours spent sleeping.

The following 9 sleeping positions can help you soothe some health issues, like:

  1. Heartburn

Heartburn can be extremely unpleasant, but WebMD claims that if you sleep on the left side, you can successfully soothe it.

  1. Neck Pain

PainPhysicians claims that you should sleep with a small rolled-up towel under the neck. You can also place the towel under a pillowcase to be more secure.

  1. Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you should lay on your back with a pillow under knees and a rolled-up towel under the curve of the back.

  1. Shoulder Pain

Women’s Health Magazine says that in the case of shoulder pain, it is best to sleep on the side which is not painful,  with the legs bent a bit, or you can grasp one pillow to your chest, and another one between your knees.

  1. Headaches

If you often suffer from headaches, you should place pillows all around the head in order to prevent turning during the night.

  1. Digestion issues

To help digestion, you should sleep on the left side, since the stomach is positioned on the left side in the body, and gravity will boost the digestive process.

  1. Sinus Issues

Your sleeping position greatly affects sinus infections, so you should sleep with an elevated head to prevent the mucus from pooling in the sinuses.

  1. PMS Pain

Women’s Health Magazine reports that in order to soothe the PMS symptoms and prevent arching of the spine, you should sleep with a pillow under the knees.

  1. High Blood Pressure

According to the report done by the Ehime University School of Medicine and published by the WebMD, blood pressure is also affected by sleeping positions. Hence, to lower it, you should sleep with the face down.

These sleeping positions can significantly improve your health and help you solve your health issues.

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